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Originally posted 02/14/2011 03:05PM
When Whoopi Goldberg caught sight of an recent New York Times article discussing the lack of racial diversity among this year's Academy Award nominees, she naturally expected to see her own name.
But Goldberg, 55, who won an Oscar for her role in 1990's Ghost, wasn't mentioned at all in the story – and that smarted.
"I am embarrassed to tell you it hurt me terribly," Goldberg said on The View Monday. "When you win an Academy Award, that's part of what you've done, your legacy. I will always be Academy Award-winner Whoopi Goldberg, and [I] have been dismissed and erased by The New York Times film critics, who should know better."
Originally posted 02/05/2011 04:30PM
A lot has changed in the 21 years since Annette Bening earned her first Oscar nomination.
Bening, 52, a Best Actress nominee this year for The Kids Are All Right, recalls award season being much less circus-like in 1990 – so much so that she and her fellow Best Supporting Actress nominees could make a friendly wager and then all get together, without a peep from the media.
"In the orchestra section, there were no cameras then, and so we were all chatting," says Bening, who'd been nominated for The Grifters. "Mary McDonnell and I were talking. Lorraine Bracco, Diane Ladd and Whoopi Goldberg, we were all talking. And we all agreed that we would have dinner the next week, and whoever won would pay."
Originally posted 11/12/2010 03:05PM
Originally posted 10/14/2010 01:50PM
Originally posted 10/03/2010 12:00PM
A month after the death of her mother, Whoopi Goldberg is still reeling from her loss.
"I'm still in the processing phase," she said backstage at AARP's national event, Orlando@50+. "It's really hard to believe that she's gone."
Goldberg's mother, Emma Johnson, passed away from complications following a stroke on Aug. 28. The loss is difficult to get used to.
"I used to talk to her every day," says The View co-host. "I'm still in the habit of talking to her, you know, but I just wish she were here with me."
Originally posted 11/05/2008 12:10PM
Originally posted 10/24/2008 02:55PM
Add children's book author to Whoopi Goldberg's extensive resume. The View co-host has penned the book Sugar Plum Ballerinas: Plum Fantastic, a tale inspired by her own family and friends.
"I've tried to describe all the strong girls and women that I know and bring the best of them to these characters," Goldberg told PEOPLE at a Barnes and Noble book signing in New York City Thursday.
The characters highlighted in Plum Fantastic – the first in a series that introduces six girls from different backgrounds who attend a ballet school in Harlem – have also been "named after my daughter, grandchildren and my friends," says Goldberg.
Originally posted 09/24/2008 10:30AM
Make room for one more on the John Mayer bandwagon!
After the singer's rousing, three-song performance at Tony Bennett's Exploring The Arts Gala in Manhattan Tuesday night, emcee Whoopi Goldberg took to the stage smiling like a teenaged girl.
"Oh my God! How cute is John Mayer?" The View host, 52, said to the cheering crowd, which included Gayle King, Regis Philbin, Terrence Howard and Quincy Jones. "In the old days, I'da snatched him up," she continued to roars of laughter. "Now, I'm too tired."
Originally posted 08/11/2008 01:25PM
Meet the season 12 cast of The View.
Look familiar? Well, that's because it is.
Barbara Walters, Whoopi Goldberg, Sherri Shepherd, Elisabeth Hasselbeck and Joy Behar will all be back to co-host the ABC daytime show when it returns Sept. 2 after a summer hiatus. But, for the first time, the five ladies have been photographed together. (Remember, Shepherd was a late addition to season 11 – and was never part of any of the show's early photos.)
The photo shoot took place in New York – and the cohosts had plenty to do in between frames. The women danced to Tina Turner's hit "Proud Mary" and Janet Jackson tunes. (Shepherd is a huge Janet fan.)
Between takes Behar also worked on solving a New York Times crossword puzzle, while Shepherd caught up on e-mail and Goldberg practiced the music and script for her role in Xanadu on Broadway.
Originally posted 06/15/2008 11:00PM
Broadway came out swinging Sunday night for the 62nd annual Tony Awards, hosted by Whoopi Goldberg.
August: Osage County was named best play and won five awards in all, while In the Heights was the recipient of four Tonys, including best musical.
Besides the top award, In the Heights, a celebration of Latin-community life in Upper Manhattan, was recognized for its orchestration, choreography and score, with its writer, Lin-Manuel Miranda, stopping the show with his acceptance speech – delivered, in breathtaking fashion, as a rap song.
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